Riccardo Tisci is a man of many muses. From model Joan Smalls to the Chola girl gangs of America, for September Givenchy’s Creative Director explains why finding unconventional beauty and keeping his Tisci tribe close are paramount to his success.
By Susan Devaney
Tisci explains the importance of jewellery when styling his latest collection. In a collaboration with photographer Danko Steiner, their project captures his muses channelling a sombre hybrid of Victoriana-meets-Chola:
“Jewellery makes a collection accessible to every woman regardless of her shape, age or budget and can transform the simplest of outfits into a strong statement. For me, jewellery is the finishing touch to a look.”
He gives us an insight into why he wants the women he chooses to grace his runway and their campaigns to breathe life into his work:
“Some people probably find the idea of a muse outdated, but I think it’s so beautiful. Being a man designing for a woman, I think it’s so great to get an opinion from a real woman. It’s my only dream and it’s beautiful to make a dream become reality.”
Read the full interview in our September issue out now.